Author: Alan McCluskey

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I'm an alien

Thoughts: I’m an alien and proud to be one

(...) Rather than berating ourselves for our foreignness and suffering at being different or worrying we are going crazy, why not relish the strength and the heightened discernment that feeling alien brings... Read more on Author's Notes.

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Short story: Being English

Short story: Being English

As I finish the layout of my new book, Stories People Tell and embark on the final re-read before sending the book to the printers, I wrote a new short piece entitled Being English.

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Noémi Lapzeson has left us

Noémi Lapzeson has left us

Sad news indeed. Noémi Lapzeson has left us. Although she moved on from dance at the end of her life, she will no doubt be remembered most for her contributions to contemporary dance... Read more on  Secret Paths.

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Stories People Tell front cover

The Politics of Elimination

A systematic striving to eliminate as a solution to problems is a self-defeating, reckless if not unhinged way of behaving… Read more about the politics of elimination and its depiction in Stories People Tell in Author’s Notes

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Stories People Tell

Stories People Tell – Cover and sample chapters

A sneak peek at the cover of Stories People Tell a new novel by Alan McCluskey is now available as well as four sample chapters.

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Stories to make sense of the world

Stories to make sense of the world

We make sense of the world by continually spinning stories about it. Stories? They are not the kind you would necessarily tell someone. Unvoiced, they are very often little more than fragments but are generally in tune with a larger personal narrative... Read more on Author's Notes.

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Blinking Hell!

Blinking Hell!

When an old woman claims to be only eighteen, the local doctor is perplexed. Blinking Hell! is a flash fiction written in 2011 and updated today for a new audio version read by the author. Listen on Story Fragments:   Blinking Hell! 

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A War on Dots and Dashes

A War on Dots and Dashes

Story Fragments: Just wrote a short story, A War on Dots and Dashes, one of those annoying tales that comes in the middle of the night and refuses to let you sleep till you've finished writing it. The story relates the demise of a teacher whose delight in correcting spelling and punctuation
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COP23: We the People protest

COP23: We the People protest

Worlds Apart: Democracy Now! broadcasting from the Bonn COP talks to climate activists from the US, We the People movement protesting against the one and only session organised at the summit by the Tr*ump administration involving advocates of fossil fuels and nuclear energy... We the People at Bonn COP
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The Blinkin' Box

New flash soundscape. The Blinkin’ Box

Story Fragments: I have created a new flash soundscape using the flash fiction, The Blinkin' Box. It tells the sad but poetic tale of an old man holed up in a pillar box the day progress comes knocking at his refuge.  The Blinkin’ Box [460 words, June 4, 2014/Nov. 14 2017]